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Windowless permitted development flats approved at appeal

Windowless permitted development flats approved at appeal

A plan to convert a light industrial building into 15 flats under permitted development rights has won permission at appeal, despite seven of the units lacking windows and the inspector commenting that they "would not be a positive living environment".

Campaigners lose legal fight over Oxbridge expressway 'preferred corridor' decision

Campaigners lose legal fight over Oxbridge expressway 'preferred corridor' decision

A bid by campaigners to challenge the Department for Transport's (DfT's) selection of a "preferred corridor" for the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway on environmental impact grounds has been blocked by the High Court after a judge ruled that the scheme's route had not yet reached a stage where formal environmental or habitat assessments were required.

Inspectors question green belt release approach in St Albans local plan

Inspectors question green belt release approach in St Albans local plan

Planning inspectors have written to a Hertfordshire council to question the authority's justification for the release of green belt land in its long-emerging local plan.

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